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‘About Last Night’ Cast: Where Are They Now?

We’ve got the update on Rob Lowe, Demi Moore and the rest of the stars from this beloved ‘80s movie.

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The original About Last Night movie, which was released in 1986 (it was later remade in 2014), is a romantic dramedy that explores the complexities of modern relationships. Directed by Edward Zwick and produced by Jason Brett and Stuart Oken, the film was adapted from David Mamet’s play Sexual Perversity in Chicago, About Last Night features a cast full of future stars.

The movie follows the story of Danny and Debbie, two young professionals in Chicago who meet at a bar and quickly fall into a passionate relationship. As they navigate the ups and downs of their romance, the film delves into themes of love, commitment and the challenges of maintaining a relationship in a modern urban setting.

Demi Moore and Rob Lowe in About Last Night
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The film gained popularity for its candid portrayal of relationships, strong performances by its cast, and its relatable and witty dialogue. It struck a chord with audiences in the 1980s, offering a fresh take on romantic comedies by balancing humor with more serious, introspective moments.

It didn’t hurt that the two leads of About Last Night cast were beautiful and charismatic. Here we take a closer look at these actors and where they are now.

Rob Lowe as Danny Martin

Rob Lowe as Danny Martin: About Last Night Cast
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CHARACTER PLAYED: Danny Martin

BORN: March 17, 1964, in Charlottesville, Virginia

BEST KNOWN FOR: The Outsiders (1983), St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), The West Wing (1999-2006), Parks and Recreation (2010-2015), and TV series 9-1-1: Lone Star (2020-present).

PERSONAL: Lowe is still married Sheryl Berkoff since 1991. They have two sons, Matthew Edward and John Owen.

THOUGHTS ON ABOUT LAST NIGHT: When referencing the love scenes with Demi Moore in About Last Night Lowe said, “Demi and I had known each other since before the movie. We’d done St. Elmo’s Fire together and we were friendly, and so we were comfortable. And that’s the key to doing any love scene and any nude scene in particular, because they’re not fun. They’re not a get out of jail free, they’re not a hall pass as much as you would like it to be. They’re very technical, usually very boring, and I don’t know if you’ve ever had to kiss anybody for eight hours straight, it’s not fun. It isn’t all you bargained for.”

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Demi Moore as Debbie Sullivan: About Last Night cast

Demi Moore as Debbie Sullivan
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CHARACTER PLAYED: Debbie Sullivan

BORN: Born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11, 1962, in Roswell, New Mexico.

BEST KNOWN FOR: Ghost (1990), A Few Good Men (1992), Indecent Proposal (1993), G.I. Jane (1997), the limited series Feud: Capote vs. The Swans and The Substance (2024).

PERSONAL: Moore has been married three times, to Freddy Moore, Bruce Willis (with whom she has three daughters: Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah) and Ashton Kutcher.

THOUGHTS ON ABOUT LAST NIGHT: Looking back at the role, Moore said of the sex scenes, “When I was younger, I was obligated to be of service. I wouldn’t be loved if I wasn’t — if I didn’t give of myself. My value was tied into my body.”

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James Belushi as Bernie Litgo

James Belushi as Bernie Litgo: About Last Night Cast
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CHARACTER PLAYED: Bernie Litgo

BORN: June 15, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois.

BEST KNOWN FORSaturday Night Live (1983-85), Red Heat (1988), K-9 (1989), According to Jim (2001-2009) and The Defenders (2010-2011).

PERSONAL: Belushi has been married three times and has three children.

THOUGHTS ON ABOUT LAST NIGHT: Looking back at About Last Night, Belushi said, “That movie holds up line for line today. Relationships, commitment, the saboteur of the friends who are jealous of people leaving them… And I think Rob was so good in that movie. They gave him such a hard time back then because he was so damned good looking, but they were just jealous. They couldn’t see past his looks and see what a good actor he was. He is a terrific actor! And we had a really good rhythm together.”

Elizabeth Perkins as Joan Gunther: About Last Night cast

Elizabeth Perkins as Joan Gunther
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CHARACTER PLAYED: Joan Gunther

BORN: November 18, 1960, in Queens, New York

BEST KNOWN FOR:  Big (1988), The Flintstones (1994), Weeds (2005-2012), Sharp Objects (2018) and The Afterparty (2023)

PERSONALPerkins has been married twice and has one daughter, Hannah.

THOUGHTS ON ABOUT LAST NIGHT: When Perkins made her debut in the Brat Pack movie About Last Night, she was barely three years out of drama college. She says the film, “set me on my way. I know a lot of really talented actors who never had that kind of break and I was just incredibly lucky to be there and be able to pull that off.”

George DiCenzo as Mr. Favio

George DiCenzo as Mr. Favio: About Last Night Cast
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CHARACTER PLAYED: Mr. Favio

BORN: April 21, 1940, in New Haven, Connecticut. Passed away August 9, 2010.

BEST KNOWN FOR: Back to the Future (1985), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Equal Justice (1990-1991) and Joe’s Life (1993)

PERSONALDiCenzo was married twice.

Robin Thomas as Steve Carlson: About Last Night cast

Robin Thomas as Steve Carlson
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CHARACTER PLAYED: Steve Carlson

BORN:  February 12, 1949, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

BEST KNOWN FORSummer School (1987), Bulworth (1988) The Contender (2000), Life Unexpected (2010-2011) and Mystery 101 (2019-2021).

PERSONAL: Thomas was married to Gina I. Wishnick.


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